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Aveyron Department of France. Levasseur antique map c1850

Aveyron Department of France. Levasseur antique map c1850

by Levasseur, Victor

Dept. de l'Aveyron. Carte Ancienne de Geographie de Departement.

Antique map of Department of Aveyron in the ancient province of Rouergue in the Midi-Pyrenees region of south-west France.

Original steel-engraved map with its geography surrounded by a superbly engraved narrative of the region, with illustrations of produce,commerce, industry, local landmarks, peasants in regional dress,historically important personage, coats of arms, and scrolls containing statistical information. Geographer and engineer Victor Levasseur established his reputation as a mapmaker between 1838 and 1854 with this series of maps for one of the most decorative atlases ever published, Atlas National Illustre (Illustrated National Atlas) published in Paris circa 1850.

The hand-colour within the map is contemporary (from the time of publication). The fine hand-colour to the decoratively engraved border is of a later date, but certainly makes this a stunning map. With wide margins, approximate measurements are 370 x 510mm (14.5 x 20 inches), with engraved map 290 x 420mm (11.5 x 16.5 inches). Unfortunately, to produce a clear scan the size is limited.

Stock Number: amLev11Price: $220.00